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The podcast show Levevei™ explores different approaches to personal, relational and societal transformation. Levevei is a Scandinavian word that translates as “livelihood” or “vocation”, but it could also have the connotation of “way of life”. So how can we find our way in life – both individually and collectively – given the many challenges and opportunities we´re facing at all levels of our personal and collective human unfolding?

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Episode 126: Experiences from a 10-day Vipassana retreat

Episode 126: Experiences from a 10-day Vipassana retreat

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Kim Richardson from Stroud, U.K. Kim is (besides being my uncle) a book editor and writer. For many years he worked as a psychotherapist, and he attended the first 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) held in Stroud. […]

Episode 125: Psychology is often how societies avoid looking in the mirror

Episode 125: Psychology is often how societies avoid looking in the mirror

In this episode I connect with sociologist William Davies from the UK, author of the book The Happiness industry – How Government and Big Business sold us Wellbeing. He is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and also the Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Centre. […]

Episode 122: Natural farming and the life and work of Masanobu Fukuoka

Episode 122: Natural farming and the life and work of Masanobu Fukuoka

In this episode I have the great pleasure if connecting with Larry Korn from Oregon, USA. In addition to being a student of the late Masanobu Fukuoka (1913-2008) he’s and educator, consultant, editor and author in the fields of permaculture, natural farming, sustainable landscaping and local food production. […]

Episode 119: Understanding the psychological causes and conditions of terrorism

Episode 119: Understanding the psychological causes and conditions of terrorism

In this episode I’m once again joined by American psychologist Albert Pesso, who together with his wife created Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP). Albert is, together with notable figures such as Peter Levine and Alexander Lowen, the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award issued by the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP)

Episode 118: The systems view of life – a unifying vision (part 2)

Episode 118: The systems view of life – a unifying vision (part 2)

In this episode I have the great honor of connecting with scientist, educator, activist, and author Fritjof Capra P.hd. He was born in Vienna, and studied physics and systems theory, and became well known for his first book, The Tao of Physics (1975). In this book, and […]

Episode 115: A Zen approach to conflict mediation – cultivating the unbiased mind

Episode 115: A Zen approach to conflict mediation – cultivating the unbiased mind

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Diane Musho Hamilton from the US. She is an experienced conflict mediator, Zen teacher and integral practitioner, and is also the author of Everything is Workable – A Zen Approach to Conflict. I’m also joined by my dear friend and co-host Anders Asphaug from Norway

Episode 112: Levels of aikido and levels of awareness

Episode 112: Levels of aikido and levels of awareness

In this episode I have the delight of once again engaging my Swedish aikido teacher Jan Nevelius Shihan, who is the chief instructor at Vanadis Aikido Club in Stockholm. Recently he held a seminar in my hometown of Trondheim, Norway and our conversation echoes some of the themes that […]

Episode 111: What is the (dark) truth about the Nordic miracle?

Episode 111: What is the (dark) truth about the Nordic miracle?

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with English journalist and author Michael Booth. He has written a book called The Almost Nearly Perfect People – The Truth About The Nordic Miracle, which is a truly witty and engaging exploration into the wonderful and not so wonderful aspects of […]

Episode 110: The systems view of life – a unifying vision (part 1)

Episode 110: The systems view of life – a unifying vision (part 1)

In this episode I have the privilege of connecting with Dr. Pier Luigi Luisi who is Professor Emeritus at ETH-Zürich, working in the field of chemistry and life sciences. He is also the co-author of a recent book called The Systems View of Life – A Unified Vision […]

Episode 109: The Noonday Demon – learning to live with depression

Episode 109: The Noonday Demon – learning to live with depression

In this episode I have the great privilege of connecting with Andrew Solomon from the US, who is an author and Professor in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University. The following interview is based on his book The Noonday Demon – An Atlas of Depression which was first published […]

Episode 106: The commons as an approach to governance, sustainable resource management and social wellbeing

Episode 106: The commons as an approach to governance, sustainable resource management and social wellbeing

In this episode I connect with with David Bollier who is an author, activist, blogger and consultant. David lives in Amherst, Massachusetts and has for the last 15 years been exploring the paradigm of “the commons”. Our conversation is based on his recent book called Think Like a Commoner […]

Episode 105: Healing the self and healing the world through the creation of new memories

Episode 105: Healing the self and healing the world through the creation of new memories

In this episode I have the great honor of connecting with Albert Pesso, one of the creators of Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP). Albert is, together with notable figures such as Peter Levine and Alexander Lowen, the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award issued by the United States Association for Body […]

Episode 103: Aikido as a catalyst for bringing physical, emotional and social wellbeing into the core of education

Episode 103: Aikido as a catalyst for bringing physical, emotional and social wellbeing into the core of education

In this episode I have the delight of spending some time in face to face dialogue with Charles Colten from New York, USA. Charles is a 4. dan aikido instructor and founder of the organization Aikido in the Schools. He also holds a Masters Degree in Educational/Organizational Leadership […]

Episode 99: Integral Aikido – throwing ourselves into enlightenment

Episode 99: Integral Aikido – throwing ourselves into enlightenment

In this episode I have the great fortune of connecting with aikido instructor and dharma teacher Miles Kessler. He is originally from the US but is now living in Tel Aviv, Israel. In our conversation we explore our shared passion for the Japanese martial art aikido and we do this in relation to one of our other passions, namely the integral discourse.

Episode 97: The art of storytelling and the need for silence

Episode 97: The art of storytelling and the need for silence

In this episode I connect with storyteller and founder of the International School of Storytelling Ashley Ramsden. He starts out by sharing how he ended up on the path of storytelling, pointing to the importance that stories have on our lives. We go on to explore the essence of […]

Episode 96: The higher stages of adult development – a trajectory of increasing ego maturity

Episode 96: The higher stages of adult development – a trajectory of increasing ego maturity

In this episode I have the great privilege of connecting with Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter who is an independent researcher and consultant in the field of adult development. She is also one of the more prominent voices in the international integral community and will be one of the keynote speakers at the first […]

Episode 94: Embodiment and presence as a way of life

Episode 94: Embodiment and presence as a way of life

In this episode I have the great fortune of connecting with meditation teacher, dancer and choreographer Arawana Hayashi who is one of the co-founders of Presencing Institute together with Otto Scharmer. She is also a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist organization in addition to teaching programs on leadership and […]

Episode 93: The emergence of integral consciousness in Europe

Episode 93: The emergence of integral consciousness in Europe

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Dennis Wittrock (left) from Germany and Bence Gánti from Hungary. Together they are leading the Integral Europe initiative, a community of knowledge and practice that aims to “embody, represent, teach, develop and give voice to integral consciousness and its resulting […]

Episode 91: Growing up and waking up – the natural unfolding of states and stages

Episode 91: Growing up and waking up – the natural unfolding of states and stages

In this episode I have the joy of connecting with Terri O´Fallon Phd., who amongst other affiliations is connected to Pacific Integral. This institution is “a developer of educational and social change technologies and a global community of leaders and practitioners of transformative change”. One of their main […]

Episode 90: Peer to peer as an approach to governance, production and distribution of knowledge

Episode 90: Peer to peer as an approach to governance, production and distribution of knowledge

In this episode I´m joined by Michel Bauwens, who is the founder of P2P-foundation which works to promote, research and develop different forms of peer to peer practices. He starts out by describing his engagement with civic entrepreneurship, where the P2P-foundation is one example of this kind of relational […]

Episode 88: Awakening the Witness through healing into consciousness

Episode 88: Awakening the Witness through healing into consciousness

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Eliza Mada Dalian who is a healer, mystic, spiritual teacher, author and founder of the Dalian Healing Method (DHM). In the beginning of our conversation she describes the influence that the Indian teacher Osho had on her work, before explaining the power of uncovering the Witness […]

Episode 85: Bearing witness to the killing and torture of children in Syria

Episode 85: Bearing witness to the killing and torture of children in Syria

In this episode I connect with Hana Salama who works for the Oxford Research Group based in London, UK. The organization is a leading independent think-tank that pioneers the idea of sustainable approaches to security as an alternative to violent global confrontation. The group recently published a report […]

Episode 84: Creating buildings and environments that support life

Episode 84: Creating buildings and environments that support life

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Nikos Salingaros, who is a Professor in Mathematics, an Urbanist and Architectural Theorist. He is originally from Greece, but lives now in San Antonio, USA. Nikos Salingaros has for many years collaborated with Christopher Alexander and in our conversation […]

Episode 82: Aikido therapy – creating harmony inside and out

Episode 82: Aikido therapy – creating harmony inside and out

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with Chris Mc Cormac from Ireland. He is the co-founder of Aikido Therapy, a therapeutic approach designed as a complimentary health therapy response to addictions, relationship difficulties, stress management, anxiety, bereavement, conflict resolution and more. In our dialogue Chris tells […]

Episode 78: When the past is present

Episode 78: When the past is present

In this episode I have delight of connecting with psychotherapist and author David Richo from California, USA. In our conversation we explore the different ways in which transference plays a part in our daily lives, especially in intimate relationships. Why is it that our experiences from early life […]

Episode 76: We plant trees, but why?

Episode 76: We plant trees, but why?

In this edition of the podcast series “Bærekraft i Skandinavia” (Sustainability in Scandinavia), I reach out into the world and connect with artist, writer, and filmmaker from the United States, Joseph Redwood-Martinez. He has recently made a full length documentary that explores a reforestation initiative in Haiti, namely Sadhana […]

Episode 61: How can we break the cycles of humiliation and co-create our common future?

Episode 61: How can we break the cycles of humiliation and co-create our common future?

In this episode I have the delight of sharing time and (cyber)space with Evelin G. Lindner M.D., Ph.D., as we explore many different themes relating to humiliation and dignity studies, conflicts, emotions, world citizenship and the challenges facing our human family in the 21st century. For instance, how can we […]